WorldCat Identities

Branco, Paulo

Overview
Works: 166 works in 526 publications in 7 languages and 5,958 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Musical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Romance films  Experimental films 
Roles: Producer, pmn, Author, Actor, fmp
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paulo Branco
Cosmopolis by David Cronenberg( Visual )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eric Packer, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager, heads out in his tricked-out stretch limo, while remotely wagering his company's massive fortune on a bet against the Chinese Yuan. Little does he know his perfectly ordered, doubt-free world is about to implode
Mistérios de Lisboa by Raúl Ruiz( Visual )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals
Le temps retrouvé Time regained by Raúl Ruiz( Visual )

36 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in French and English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1922, this film opens with Proust on his deathbed remembering his life. Gradually his own experiences give way to the characters in his novel
Um filme falado A talking picture by Manoel de Oliveira( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trama: Su una nave diretta a Bombay che nel corso del suo tragitto toccherà alcuni dei principali porti del Mediterraneo, si imbarcano Rosa Maria, una giovane insegnante di storia, e la figlioletta di otto anni, Maria Joana. La donna, che deve raggiungere il marito in India, ha deciso di cogliere l'occasione del viaggio per conoscere tutti quei luoghi che ha studiato con passione e dei quali ha sempre parlato durante le sue lezioni ma che non ha mai avuto il tempo e l'occasione di visitare. Dopo essere partita da Lisbona la nave si ferma a Marsiglia dove Rosa Maria legge una lapide che ricorda le origini greche della città e poi a Napoli dove coglie l'occasione per visitare Pompei e riflettere sulla distruzione della città e del significato di punizione divina che all'epoca fu dato all'evento. Poi è la volta di Atene, dove madre e figlia si imbattono in un prete ortodosso che le aiuta a meglio comprendere le meraviglie architettoniche dell'Acropoli e, successivamente, di Istanbul con la visita a Santa Sofia, prima cattedrale, poi moschea e adesso museo. Al Cairo, durante la visita alle piramidi, incontrano un celebre attore portoghese che le invita a visitare l'albergo costruito in occasione dell'apertura del Canale di Suez che, ben presto, attraverseranno in nave. In rotta sul Mar Rosso vengono avvicinate dal comandante della nave (John, statunitense ma di origini polacche) che le invita a cenare al suo tavolo. Rosa Maria rifiuta cortesemente l'invito dell'uomo che, così, trascorre la serata conversando amabilmente con tre donne molto celebri salite a bordo durante le varie tappe: Delphine, un'imprenditrice francese, Francesca, una ex modella italiana, Helena, una cantante greca. Durante la tappa nel porto di Aden (nello Yemen), John scende dalla nave e acquista per la piccola Maria Joana una bambola in costume arabo: è un buon pretesto per convincere, la sera stessa, Rosa Maria ad accettare l'invito al suo tavolo e a conversare con le sue illustri ospiti. Tutto procede bene - anche perché, malgrado ognuno parli la sua lingua, tutti si comprendono - ma proprio mentre Helena intona una canzone per allietare i passeggeri, giunge la notizia che dei terroristi, durante l'ultimo attracco, hanno piazzato degli ordigni a bordo
Je rentre a la maison I'm going home by Manoel de Oliveira( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in French and Portuguese and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert Valance is a successful theater actor who learns that his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have been killed in a car accident. Over time, Valence's life regains a semblance of normalcy - he takes care of his orphaned grandson, strolls the streets of Pairs, frequents his favorite cafe and returns to the stage. But when an American film director casts him against type in an English-language production of Ulysses, Valance struggles to master the dialogue and his own emotions
Les Chansons d'amour Love songs by Christophe Honoré( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young French couple asks an American girl to join them in this contemporary musical. The three walk the streets of Paris, party, read, and sleep together. Sometimes it's lighthearted, sometimes there are jealousies. When one dies, the other two must come to terms with death, new relationships, and possible commitments
Lisbon story by Wim Wenders( Visual )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A German filmmaker summons his sound recorder friend to join him in Lisbon. When the latter arrives, his friend has disappeared leaving a few cans of silent footage. The sound man will wander aimlessly through the streets of Lisbon recording sounds of the old city to match the images left by his friend"--Container
La chambre bleue = The blue room by Mathieu Amalric( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in French and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two adulterous lovers go from pillow talk to possible murder in this sexy, brain-teasing thriller. Julien is a middle-age salesman embroiled in a steamy love affair with a married woman who, after a round of kinky sex, makes a startling suggestion. Suddenly Julien is caught up in a police investigation, but just what exactly happened?
Letters from Fontainhas three films by Pedro Costa by Pedro Costa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Portuguese and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Portuguese director Pedro Costa has been steadily building an impressive body of work since the late eighties, and these are the three films that put him on the map: spare, painterly portraits of battered, largely immigrant lives in the slums of Fontainhas, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Lisbon. In Ossos, after a suicidal teenage girl gives birth, she misguidedly entrusts her baby's safety to the troubled, deadbeat father. In Vanda's Room is centered around the heroin-addicted Vanda Duarte. In Colossal youth, many of the lost souls of Ossos and In Vanda's Room return. This time, Costa focuses on Ventura, an elderly immigrant from Cape Verde living in Lisbon."--Distributor
La captive = The Captive by Chantal Akerman( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in French and English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Chantal Akerman becomes the latest filmmaker to take inspiration from Marcel Proust's 'In search of lost time'. Adapted fronm the fifth volume, 'The captive' tells the story of Ariane, who lives under her lover Simon's surveillance in a grandiose Parisian apartment. Simon has an obsessional need to know everything about her, has her accompanied everywhere she goes and subjects her to endless questioning. He imagines she leads a double life, which only serves to increase his desire for her
Dans Paris Inside Paris by Christophe Honoré( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anna has just left Paul who, annihilated by the separation, moves back with his father in Paris. His younger brother Jonathan, a casual student, still lives in his father's apartment and spends most of his time womanizing and fooling around. But what this apparent lightness conceals is a deep wound. Jonathan, in fact, has never been able to overcome the death of his beloved sister." -- IMDb
Quelques jours en septembre A few days in September( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in French and English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is just ten days before 9/11. Irene, a French secret service operative, is on a mission to help Elliot, a rougue CIA agent who has disappeared with top secret intelligence about the immediate future of the world. When a Paris rendezvous goes wrong, Irene finds herself in a race against time to uncover the truth. Following closely behind is an eccentric assassin, intent on tracking down Elliot and the crucial piece of information he holds
Vale Abraão Val Abraham by Manoel de Oliveira( Visual )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in Portuguese and French and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Ema, a very attractive young girl with enormous power over men. She marries Dr. Carlo Paiva, a friend of her father, and they move to the Valley of Abraham. With time she begins to feel unhappy about her marriage and takes a lover. A Portuguese reworking of themes from "Madame Bovary."
Généalogies d'un crime = Genealogies of a crime by Raúl Ruiz( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in French and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychiatrist takes in her orphaned nephew Rene. Believing he possesses the personality of a killer, she begins to observe him carefully. A decade passes and the woman is killed. Rene is arrested for the crime. Dr. Georges Didier claims he saw the crime, which happened during a bizarre group-therapy session that he hosted. But lawyer Solange isn't convinced of her client Rene's guilt and so begins an investigation of Didier's group
Ossos by Pedro Costa( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in Portuguese and French and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realizing that teenage mom Tina is about to gas herself and her newborn child, Tina's boyfriend grabs the infant and takes to the streets of Lisbon. In this extremely downbeat film, he attempts to sell the child and failing that, eventually gives the child to a streetwalker. Meanwhile Tina and her friend try to get the baby back. When they fail, they decide to get revenge upon the boyfriend
Demain on déménage Tomorrow we move by Chantal Akerman( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Charlotte takes in her widowed mother, the ensuing clutter drives her to distraction. As Charlotte pursues her desperate, slapstick quest for peace, her solution is to relocate, but the flood of buyers only make the place more crowded
Trois vies et une seule mort by Raúl Ruiz( Visual )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in French and Spanish and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banker/armsdealer Luc Allamand is in a surrealistic shell game during which the primary players remain a mystery to each other. Fitting together the pieces to this clever puzzle, Luc's tangled life takes us on a dynamic journey through the lives of his adversaries. A fairy tale mixes comedy and suspense in this fictional examination of a person's capacity to host a multitude of identities
O convento The convent( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American professor travels with his beautiful wife Helene to a Portuguese monastery to prove his theory that Shakespeare was actually of Spanish Jewish origin. The host at the convent is the sinister Baltar, who becomes infatuated with Helene. A classic battle of good versus evil ensues as the flirtation between the two develops leaving the viewer wondering which one of these characters is the Devil himself
I am Dina by Ole Bornedal( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dina's father refuses to raise her after she causes her mother's accidental death. As she grows up unmanageable she marries Jacob, a man twice her age. Jacob's premature death throws suspicion on Dina when her childhood friend Tomas reappears in her life
L'ennui by Cédric Kahn( Visual )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in French and Italian and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Martin, a 40-something philosophy teacher [is] in the throes of a mid-life crisis. This takes a turn when he begins an affair with Cécilia, a young woman half his age. At first, the relationship is purely physical; however, Martin soon finds himself driven to the brink of insanity when he realizes that he cannot possess her. When Cécilia admits to another lover, Martin's jealousy erupts and his life spirals out of control."--Container
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Letters from Fontainhas three films by Pedro CostaOssos
Alternative Names
Branco, Paolo

Branco, Paolo 1950-...

Condeixas de Araújo Branco, José 1950-

Paulo Branco acteur uit Portugal

Paulo Branco Film producer

Paulo Branco portugiesischer Filmproduzent und Schauspieler

Paulo Branco produttore cinematografico e attore portoghese

Бранку, Паулу Продюсер, Актер

Бранку, Паулу продюсер и актёр

باولو برانكو

پائولو برانکو تهیه‌کننده و بازیگر پرتغالی

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Letters from Fontainhas three films by Pedro CostaDans Paris Inside ParisOssosTrois vies et une seule mortO convento The conventL'ennui